([December] 2004)

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Volume:
15
Price:
49.95 USD; 76.95 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2004-10-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics
ISBN:
1-4012-0162-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194122471801511
Editing:
Dale Crain
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Credits mostly from articles by Cat Yronwode and Dave Schreiner in the Kitchen Sink Spirit magazines and comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
N. C. Christopher Couch
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Keywords:
criticism

Wanted (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Octopus; Mortimer J. Titmouse; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis:
Mortimer J. Titmouse gives the formula for the atom bomb to the Octopus.
Reprints:

The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Hansel and Gretel (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Fosgnov Slash; Minnie the Mink; Hansel; Gretel; Spirit; Wendy the Witch; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony
Synopsis:
Fosgnov and his wife Minnie aren't making much money in the crime business, so they high-tail it out of Central City leaving their children behind.
Wendy the fence, decides to burn the children with the rest of the evidence.
Reprints:

Li'l Adam (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner (pg 6 mostly by Jules Feiffer)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Al Slapp; Li'l Adam; Elmer Hay; Hector Ghoul; Matrix
Synopsis:
Cartoonist Al Clapp, creator of Li'l Adam lies near death, stabbed with an inking brush. Which of his rivals is behind this dirty deed?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parodies of Lil Abner, Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie included

The Lamp (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony; Pierpont; Roscoe; Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Pinchy; The Genie
Synopsis:
Roscoe is looking for a lost treasure, and he's bought a magic lamp from Ebony to help him find it.
Reprints:

Competition (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
P'Gell; Saree; Officer Sam Klink (intro); Toothpaste; Spirit; Giffy; Twinch
Synopsis:
P'Gell rents her school out to a bunch of crooks to help pay the mortgage but they double-cross her. Saree works her charms on rookie patrolman Klink to get him to come to the rescue.
Reprints:

Sign of the Octopus (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Octopus; Klink; Spirit; Dolan; Spider Webb; Ebony; Crusher
Reprints:

Picnic (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Klink; Octopus; Gasher; Ellen; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis:
Ellen drags the Spirit off on a picnic, leaving Klink behind to set his own trap for the Octopus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ebony and Klink sing "Evry Li'l Bug"

Showdown with the Octopus (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Octopus (dies); Spirit; Crusher; Dolan; Klink
Synopsis:
The Spirit and the Octopus meet in final showdown, a confrontation which leaves the Spirit blind.
Reprints:

Blind (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony (feature); Klink; Dolan; Bugg-Eye; Little Snead; Murder McCoy; Ellen; Rubber Lips
Synopsis:
Although blind, the Spirit insists on continuing his war on crime.
Reprints:

A Killer at Large (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Klink; Ward Healy (intro); Roger (intro-a dog); Dolan; Ebony; Spirit; Mr. Bowser
Synopsis:
Klink arrests a dog for murder. The Spirit is still blind.
Reprints:

Into the Light (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Carrion; Julia: Silken Floss; Spirit; Roger; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis:
The Spirit recovers his sight, but not before he's kidnapped by Carrion, who wants Silken Floss to help him develop a new wonder drug that will make him rich.
Reprints:

End of the S.S. Raven (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner (layouts)
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti (finished art)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Muller; Hauser; Spirit
Synopsis:
The Spirit battles a ghost ship.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Grandenetti verified by Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 22(August 1986).

U.F.O. (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Awesome Bells; Man from Mars; Flash Feeny; Dolan; Spirit; Ebony; Snifter; Looy
Synopsis:
Awesome Bells is based on Orson Welles, banished to Hollywood after his hoax Martian invasion broadcast. Bells is beside himself when he meets a real Martian. Especially after the Martian kills press agent Flash Feeny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first UFO was seen on June 24, 1947 near Mt. Ranier Washington. The designation U.F.O. supposedly didn't come into circulation until 1952. (?) This is probably the very first comic book story about U.F.O.s

The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Cinderella (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ma Harridan; Prudence; Desire; Cinderella; Klink; Mr. and Mrs. Snaky; Spirit; Ellen; Dolan
Synopsis:
Mr. And Mrs. Snaky help Cinderella go to the Policeman's ball on the condition that she help them break into the Eagle National Bank at midnight.
Reprints:

Mr. McDool (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr McDool; Satin; Hildie; Soho Sander; Dolan; Lord Elby
Synopsis:
Croyd's will insure anything, even blackmail papers. But will Satin, Croyd's agent or no, kill to protect her chances of marriage to Lord Elby?
Reprints:

Doppleganger (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Joe Jones; Joe Jones; Spirit; Dolan; Klink
Synopsis:
Jo Jones' life seems to be entwined with a mysterious stranger who appears to be his exact duplicate!
Reprints:

The Burning of PS 43 (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hazel P MacBeth (intro); Ward Healy; Ebony; Hubert Loophole; Spirit; Dolan; Firebug Butts; Loophole
Synopsis:
The kids challenge Hazel to prove she's a real witch by making the school burn down. Or did Ward Healy do it? One thing's for sure, he's not the one who's going to burn at the stake.
Reprints:

The Criminal (Table of Contents)

Spirt. The / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Klink; Mike Mayhem; Ebony; Sawbuck; Titus; Pinchy; Shifty; Bernie; Uncle Benny; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis:
Sawbuck is upset that his gang's clubhouse has been condemned- so he lets the gang talk him into shooting Klink.
Reprints:

Mr Bowser's Election (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ward Healy; Klink; Ebony; Mr. Bowser; Mayor Blast; Bonehead Baker; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis:
When Mayor Blast "attempts suicide" the veteran's party tries to run Officer Klink agains Ward Healy's candidate.
Reprints:

The Fighting Machine (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Nasdrov; Ellen; Mrs. Butterball; Dr. Bones; Ebony; Dolan; Klink; Resin
Synopsis:
The Spirit battles a killer boxer in the ring for charity.
Reprints:

Money, Money (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
P'Gell; Saree; Mr. Quinse; Ahmed the Trader; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis:
Mr. Quinse tries to get P'Gell to default on her mortgage by telling her pupils' mothers about her past.
Reprints:

Slippery Eall (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Slippery Eall (intro, modelled on Eisner); Bellows (Kanegson); Dapperish (Grandenetti); Spirit; Warden Barrs; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis:
The Spirit is at the state prison waiting for a rumored jail break.
Reprints:

Death of Hugo (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Powder (intro); Mouser; Spirit; Hugo; Eisner
Synopsis:
Mouser kills Hugo so they don't have to split the loot, but then Hugo kills Mouser and frames Powder, but isn't Hugo already dead?
Reprints:

Snow (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Slippery Eall (Eisner); Bellows (Kanegson); Dapperish (Grandenetti); P.S.; Dolan; Ebony; Goldbrick
Synopsis:
Three hoods try to bargain with Dolan for a pardon in exchange for information about a jewel robbery.
Reprints:

Christmas Spirit of 1947: Joy (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sammy?; P'Gell; Saree; Klink; P.S. (cameos); Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Joy
Synopsis:
Joy is a war orphan who comes to America to start a new life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Told in 7 full page panels, with accompanying poetic narrative.

Umbrella Handles (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Octopus; Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Sapper Sam; Baron Von Shlozz
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Wanted
    Spirit
  4. 3. The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Hansel and Gretel
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Li'l Adam
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Lamp
    The Spirit
  7. 6. Competition
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Sign of the Octopus
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Picnic
    The Spirit
  10. 9. Showdown with the Octopus
    The Spirit
  11. 10. Blind
    The Spirit
  12. 11. A Killer at Large
    The Spirit
  13. 12. Into the Light
    The Spirit
  14. 13. End of the S.S. Raven
    The Spirit
  15. 14. U.F.O.
    The Spirit
  16. 15. The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Cinderella
    The Spirit
  17. 16. Mr. McDool
    The Spirit
  18. 17. Doppleganger
    The Spirit
  19. 18. The Burning of PS 43
    The Spirit
  20. 19. The Criminal
    Spirt. The
  21. 20. Mr Bowser's Election
    The Spirit
  22. 21. The Fighting Machine
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Money, Money
    The Spirit
  24. 23. Slippery Eall
    The Spirit
  25. 24. Death of Hugo
    The Spirit
  26. 25. Snow
    The Spirit
  27. 26. Christmas Spirit of 1947: Joy
    The Spirit
  28. 27. Umbrella Handles
    The Spirit
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